After completing his military service as an Army Ranger, Jon McGlothian of Virginia Beach, Va., entered the world of business. He soon found himself attracted to project management. Project managers like Jon are tasked with ensuring that projects—from building bridges to developing software—are completed on-time, on-budget, and successfully. Since earning his PMP certificate, Jon has taught classes preparing students for exams administered by PMI, including the PMP exam.
Though Jon loves what he does now, he wishes he could do more. In particular, Jon doesn’t like being limited to working on a contract basis for large corporations and government agencies. Unfortunately, Jon can’t advertise to the public or take on individual students because his school isn’t licensed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Even though the world’s premier project-management organization recognizes his school as a valid educational provider, Virginia bureaucrats don’t.
Jon and Tracy McGlothian wanted to teach job skills to adults in Virginia, but the state told them they could not do so without a license. With IJ’s help, Jon and Tracy were able to…